Erin Vogel, CHES faculty, on studying orangutans in Indonesia

Erin Vogel, CHES faculty, on studying orangutans in Indonesia

Second Family in Borneo by Russell Dolan from RU Center for Digital Filmmaking on...

Rob Scott, CHES faculty, on diet, health, human evolution, and cooking

Rob Scott, CHES faculty, on diet, health, human evolution, and cooking

Tim System from RU Center for Digital Filmmaking on Vimeo. Thanks to the...

Jinchuan Xing, newest member of CHES

Jinchuan Xing, newest member of CHES

Professor Jinchuan Xing, who joined Department of Genetics as an Assistant Professor at...

CHES member takes over field school operations

CHES member takes over field school operations

The Primatology, Wildlife Ecology, and Conservation Field School, established by Jack...

Rutgers Evolutionary Anthropology named a top ranked program

Rutgers Evolutionary Anthropology named a top ranked program

In 2007, CHES faculty members in the Evolutionary Anthropology graduate program...

  • Erin Vogel, CHES faculty, on studying orangutans in Indonesia

    Erin Vogel, CHES faculty, on studying orangutans in Indonesia

  • Rob Scott, CHES faculty, on diet, health, human evolution, and cooking

    Rob Scott, CHES faculty, on diet, health, human evolution, and cooking

  • Jinchuan Xing, newest member of CHES

    Jinchuan Xing, newest member of CHES

  • CHES member takes over field school operations

    CHES member takes over field school operations

  • Rutgers Evolutionary Anthropology named a top ranked program

    Rutgers Evolutionary Anthropology named a top ranked program

"It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing in the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent upon each other in so complex a manner, have all been produced by laws acting around us. From so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been and are being evolved."

-- Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species

CHES Member Publication News

evolution primate_soc_book_72ppiProf. Ryne Palombit has published with his collaborators this year Evolution of Primate Societies (University of Chicago Press). Many years in the making, the new book complies 32 chapters by 44 leading authorities in the field. They provide an up‑to‑date synthesis of the current state of understanding of primate behavioral ecology, organized around four major adaptive problems primates face as they grow up in a difficult and dangerous world, find mates and rear offspring, negotiate complex social worlds, and employ cognitive strategies for coping with life's challenges.

Learn more about Prof. Palombit's work.

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